Gargling medication whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 540, Fatwa No.516
al-Fataawa libni ‘Uthaymeen – Kitaab ad-Da’wah – Volume 1, Page 170

Question: Does the use of gargling medication invalidate the fast?

Response: So long as he does not swallow any of the gargling medication, his fast is not invalidated. However, he should not use it unless it is necessary.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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